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Old 12-01-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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Thank you all - my husband had asked me if I could knit a sweater for him like the one he got in Portugal. I told him to let me try a cheap copy of my own (much like his) first as a trial. The first hurdle I faced was figuring out what the pattern stitch framing the cables was. I posted in the questions forum, including photos - and got a couple of responses saying it looked like ... uh, I've forgotten the stitch named because the suggestions were not quite right. The stitch is a cluster stitch. I worked my trial using two strands of worsted weight acrylic, and shortened the body and sleeves and this is what I got ... It is too poofy, of course, and I will work the "trial" for my husband in a bulky acrylic. Actually, I should have worked his trial first - instead of raglan sleeves, it is a bill-board sweater (straight up & down) with drop sleeves - much easier, I think. On the other hand, I have gotten lots of compliments on my poofy sweater!
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:22 PM   #2
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It's very pretty! I like the color. I'm really impressed that you designed it yourself!
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
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Wow, you reverse engineered a sweater! That is great.

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Old 12-01-2007, 05:09 PM   #4
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:51 AM   #5
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #6
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That is so cute!

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Old 12-02-2007, 02:18 PM   #7
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:48 PM   #8
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Very nice
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:22 PM   #9
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That looks very nice, and I like the color too. Great job.

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